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McGregor, Reginald Francis (1896–1917)

Reginal Francis McGregor, n.d. photographer unknown

Reginal Francis McGregor, n.d. photographer unknown

from Bank of NSW Roll of Honour

REGINALD FRANCIS McGREGOR, the son of Mrs. Ada A. McGregor and the late Mr. George McGregor, was born in Sydney on 3rd December, 1896. He was educated a t Broke Public School, and the Boys’ High School, East Maitland, and joined the service of the Bank at Maitland on 28th May, 1914, being subsequently transferred to Port Macquarie in the following July, and to Quirindi in April, 1915.

He enlisted on 10th August, 1915, and joined the 3rd Battalion, in which he was promoted in November, 1916, to the rank of lance-corporal.

The circumstances of his death were sad and heroic. During the operations south west of Bapaume in March, 1917, Lance-corporal McGregor had the misfortune to be taken prisoner and was selected, with a few others, by the enemy who wished to compel them to act as guides to point out where our strong positions lay. Rather than betray his comrades Lance-corporal McGregor gave the alarm when the party was approaching our lines, and endeavoured to escape with the rest of the party, but was unhappily shot in the attempt.

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'McGregor, Reginald Francis (1896–1917)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/mcgregor-reginald-francis-24279/text33029, accessed 28 October 2020.

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Reginal Francis McGregor, n.d. photographer unknown

Reginal Francis McGregor, n.d. photographer unknown

from Bank of NSW Roll of Honour